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"Festivalisation" of Urban Governance in South African Cities : Framing the Urban Social Sustainability of Mega-Event Driven Development from Below

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Fleischer, Matthias ; Fuhrmann, Maximilian ; Haferburg, Christoph ; Krüger, Fred:
"Festivalisation" of Urban Governance in South African Cities : Framing the Urban Social Sustainability of Mega-Event Driven Development from Below.
In: Sustainability. Vol. 5 (2013) Issue 12 . - pp. 5225-5248.
ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su5125225

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This article is based on field research in two South African host cities of the Men’s Football World Cup 2010 (eThekwini and Johannesburg). The discussed work is part of the research project “Festivalisation” of Urban Governance: The Production of Socio-Spatial Control in the Context of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. In the context of mega-events, impacts and changes on urban development can vary on a spectrum of festivalisation between opposing poles, either “driven by the event”, or on the other hand where existing configurations of actors and established policies are “driving the event”. By drawing on a theoretical framework which is inspired by an analytical understanding of urban governance, our assumptions are that (a) different configurations of governance promote different ways of handling the challenges associated to the hosting and (b) that different types of “festivalisation” have different consequences and effects for the lived realities of the residents at a local level. The latter is an arena in which urban governance policies are translated, adapted, renegotiated or rejected. We argue that the bringing together of both spheres (local and metropolitan) provides a profound understanding of the process of mega-event implementation and its relation to urban social sustainability.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Festivalisation; Urban governance; South Africa; Football World Cup; Johannesburg; eThekwini; Durban; Urban social sustainability; Dis-/order; Neighborhood
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Social and Population Geography
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Social and Population Geography > Chair Social and Population Geography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eberhard Rothfuß
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
900 History and geography > 910 Geography, travel
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 07:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 08:19
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/57733